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    Default What are actrix & orcon ISP's are like for torrents & gaming?

    Hi does anyone know what actrix & orcon ISP's are like for torrents & gaming?

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    Default Re: What are actrix & orcon ISP's are like for torrents & gaming?

    Slightly off topic here: Why are so many people asking about ISP speeds at the moment.

    @steve dunno. See if someone can give you a speedtest result or something.

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    Default Re: What are actrix & orcon ISP's are like for torrents & gaming?

    Orcon is decent, I would give you speed tests but since I live in Christchurch and the network while working still has issues that would be pointless.

    I torrent and game, as an example I downloaded the 2gb Dragon Age 2 Demo in 12mins.
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    Default Re: What are actrix & orcon ISP's are like for torrents & gaming?

    My orcon speeds are ok, 7-9mbps down and capped to 120kbps up. The upload cap is ridiculous though. it sucks. Other than that they are pretty decent. I can get up to around 700-900kbs for a well seeded torrent like ubuntu.

    Gaming, haven't done much recently. they used to be pretty good. under 100ms in NZ usually unless the traffic was heavy. Can't say for sure now but since the speed and ping times have improved I'd say it would be just as good if not better.

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    Default Re: What are actrix & orcon ISP's are like for torrents & gaming?

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    Default Re: What are actrix & orcon ISP's are like for torrents & gaming?

    Those pings are terrible, I'd be pissed if I was getting 100ms nationally. Same for your upload, if you're only getting that, then (because Orcon don't cap your upload) it's likely either a crap router, or bad wiring, which isn't ISP-specific.

    When I was with Orcon on a non-interleaved connection at my last house about 6 months ago (I moved 300m down the road, closer to the exchange now), I was getting around 20ms nationally.

    From what I understand Orcon buy a ton of bandwidth so most users are easily able to attain their max line speed when they need to try, if they run into issues it's usually due to an old / congested Exchange, in which case no ISP is likely to be any better.

    Actrix have won tons of awards year in and year out for best ISP and best customer service, so they're pretty darn good. Orcons a bit cheaper, especially with their "bestdealever" promotion.
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    Default Re: What are actrix & orcon ISP's are like for torrents & gaming?

    Are the people saying orcon are good on an unbundled exchange orcon plan or orcon/telecom wholesale. I hear in parts of the country that orcon use telecom wholesale & the speeds are much slower.

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    Default Re: What are actrix & orcon ISP's are like for torrents & gaming?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Error Guy View Post
    My orcon speeds are ok, 7-9mbps down and capped to 120kbps up. The upload cap is ridiculous though. it sucks. Other than that they are pretty decent. I can get up to around 700-900kbs for a well seeded torrent like ubuntu.
    Sounds a bit like ADSL1 . My ADSL 2 I get up to 15mbits down and about 512Kbits up..
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    Default Re: What are actrix & orcon ISP's are like for torrents & gaming?

    Quote Originally Posted by steve123 View Post
    Are the people saying orcon are good on an unbundled exchange orcon plan or orcon/telecom wholesale. I hear in parts of the country that orcon use telecom wholesale & the speeds are much slower.
    Not specifically.

    BTW - Stick to one thread, don't go asking the same thing in multiple threads.

    Basically, if Orcon are wholesaling from Chorus and they're getting crap speeds, it's due to exchange congestion, and in that case Telecom Xtra will probably have crap speeds, just like Xnet, Actrix etc.
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